The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) kicked off 2019 ICANN Public Meetings with a successful ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan. Now, it’s time for the community back in Africa to experience ICANN65 in Marrakech, Morocco from 24-27 June.
ICANN65 is a four-day Policy Forum, which gives the global Internet community a chance to focus on policy development. The meeting is positioned to engage in fruitful discussions among global stakeholders and community members.
Some of the important policy topics to be discussed include: the next round of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data, and ICANN’s Strategic Plan and Budget.
The June Policy Forum will be the twelfth (12th) ICANN Public Meeting held in Africa, and the third one in Marrakech, Morocco. The first meeting in Marrakech was ICANN26 in 2006 and the second was ICANN55 in 2016.
Participants are expected to expect their best in the vibrant city in North Africa. ICANN65 will be hosted by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency.
Africa is a continent of great digital potential and while hosting ICANN Public Meetings here helps encourage Africans to participate in the ICANN community, ICANN is also positioned to build capacity in Africa to enable the people to fully embrace the digital economy.
Earlier this week, ICANN’s Yaovito, Stakeholder Engagement & Ops Manager in Africa, was in Accra, Ghana, to deliver a workshop on Universal Acceptance and Internationalized Domain Names, in partnership with the Internet Society, Ghana.
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